Ethnographies & Case Studies

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Practicing Ethnography: A Student Guide to Method and Methodology
Practicing Ethnography: A Student Guide to Method and Methodology
By Lynda Mannik and Karen McGarry
Building on the "studying up" trend in anthropology, this book offers a theoretically informed guide to ethnographic methods that is practical in its approach while reflecting the challenges and concerns of contemporary ethnography.
Available Nov 2017
Long Night at the Vepsian Museum: The Forest Folk of Northern Russia and the Struggle for Cultural Survival
Long Night at the Vepsian Museum: The Forest Folk of Northern Russia and the Struggle for Cultural Survival
By Veronica Davidov
Davidov uses a tour of the local museum to introduce a cast of human and non-human characters from traditional Vepsian culture, and to explore various time periods under Russian, Finnish, Soviet, and post-Soviet rule.
Available Nov 2017
Anthropology Matters, Third Edition
Anthropology Matters, Third Edition
By Shirley A. Fedorak

Anthropology Matters places the study of anthropology concretely in the world by which it is surrounded. It uses a question-based approach to introduce important anthropological concepts, embedding those concepts in contemporary global issues that will interest readers.

Available Mar 2017
Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights
Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights
By Nichola Khan

This brief book introduces the ways in which contemporary anthropology engages with the "psych" disciplines: psychology, psychiatry, and medicine.

Published Nov 2016
A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies
A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies
Edited by Denielle Elliott and Dara Culhane
Building on the sensory ethnographic trend in contemporary sociocultural anthropology, this collection introduces the idea of a different kind of ethnography: an imaginative and creative approach to anthropological inquiry that is collaborative, open-ended, embodied, affective, and experimental.
Published Nov 2016
Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method
Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method
By Andrew Causey
In this meditation/how-to guide on drawing as an ethnographic method, Andrew Causey offers insights, inspiration, practical techniques, and encouragement for social scientists interested in exploring drawing as a way of translating what they "see" during their research.
Published Nov 2016
Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town
Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town
By Anne Meneley

A significant contribution to our understanding of the varied experience of women in the Islamic Middle East, Tournaments of Value gives a careful description of a world of female socializing, and the velocity, energy, and elaborateness of this remarkable female social world.

Published Aug 2016
Articulating Dinosaurs: A Political Anthropology
Articulating Dinosaurs: A Political Anthropology
By Brian Noble

An original and illuminating study of science, culture, and museums, Articulating Dinosaurs is a remarkable look at not just how we visualize the prehistoric past, but how we make it palpable it our everyday lives.

Published Jul 2016
Merchants in the City of Art: Work, Identity, and Change in a Florentine Neighborhood
Merchants in the City of Art: Work, Identity, and Change in a Florentine Neighborhood
By Anne Schiller

San Lorenzo, a neighborhood in the historic centre of Florence, and home to a market that has existed since before the Renaissance, is in transition. Globalization pressures—specifically international tourism and immigration—are forcing changes in the way vendors work, which in turn raises larger questions about identity.

Published Apr 2016
Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest, Second Edition
Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest, Second Edition
By John Barker

This compelling ethnography offers a nuanced case study of the ways in which the Maisin of Papua New Guinea navigate pressing economic and environmental issues. Beautifully written and accessible to most readers, Ancestral Lines is designed with introductory cultural anthropology courses in mind.

Published Apr 2016